Chestnut Ridge, New York

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Chestnut Ridge is a village in the Town of Ramapo Rockland County, New York, United States located north of the state of New Jersey; east of Monsey; south of Spring Valley and west of Nanuet. The population was 7,829 at the 2000 census.

Chestnut Ridge was incorporated in 1986. Prior to 1986, Chestnut Ridge was an unincorporated area within the Town of Ramapo often referred to as "South Spring Valley" (its fire district) as many postal addresses carried the Spring Valley designation.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,829 people, 2,551 households, and 2,107 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,584.6 people per square mile (611.9/km²). There were 2,601 housing units at an average density of 526.4/sq mi (203.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 73.96% White, 13.87% African American, 0.13% Native American, 6.74% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.68% from other races, and 2.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.09% of the population.

There were 2,551 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.4% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.12.

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